The Evolution of Grant Park, from 1837 to the Present Day (with a nod to Daniel Burnham)

November 18, 2009

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This presentation includes numerous rarely-seen maps, plans, and photographs of Grant Park, tracking its transformation from an area filled with squatters' homes to the beautiful park it is today - thanks in large part to the vision of Burnham and others. A number of the images are from Okrent's own portfolio of aerial photos.

Lawrence Okrent, President, Okrent Associates

 

Recorded Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.